It's back to school time, so @antonydavies and I take a look at whether college is worth the cost. Short answer: depends on the major. Have a listen here; subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. https://t.co/0N5KIkf6iM — James R. Harrigan (@JamesRHarrigan) August 8, 2018 … [Read more...]
Innovative Projects over Grades
I know I know just seems WSJ is coming out with some piercing education news this one on GRADE INFLATION that makes a blimp look small I never made HONORS anything I was a superlative "C" student best in class if I was going to be a C student then do it with C-lass. Vocational … [Read more...]
Million dollar student loan debt! Was it worth the headache and stress?
Orthodontist Mike Meru has it all: family, home, career, and a $1 million student-loan debt that keeps growing. https://t.co/kW6anjtE2s via @WSJ Million dollars in Student loan debt depression! — Felipe (@needcollegehelp) May 25, 2018 … [Read more...]
Black College Grad Debt Debacle
Although Black students are graduating in record high school and college graduation numbers a recent sobering marketplace article on Black college and non-college grads graduating in student loan debt depression. I ask where is the k-12 career guidance and direction on selecting … [Read more...]
Colleges Hiding Student Loan Debt Data
Another reason for college transparency and clarification forbearance occurs when you are unemployed for an extended period of time I know from personal experience but colleges should present to potential students and parents the actual numbers behind student loan default rates. … [Read more...]
A drone or debt?
Bootcamps might be the cure to inequality the WSJ had a story about young people selecting the low-price bootcamp that offers skills in demand minus the burden of student loan debt. The college professor refers to students who attend bootcamps as "drones" yet provides no evidence … [Read more...]
DeVos’s New College Try – The Wall Street Journal.
The feds need to apply the same legal assertive rigor that was applied toward the for-profit college sector and redirect energy and resources toward the private for-profit the "non-profit" colleges and universities that have graduated millions into student loan depression, … [Read more...]
Masters Degree as the New BA
May want to seriously reconsider pursuing a Master's degree in a low paying field like education, liberal arts or my favorite- the social sciences. I mean I have two MA degrees yeah one in education the other in latin american studies from a state university but I did not pile … [Read more...]
Law Schools Collapse
Law schools such as the one in the article are starting to look like the for-profit colleges that went through the Obama era collapse for shady business practices but the legit law schools are no different than the for-profit sector. A product no longer in demand (lawyers) yet … [Read more...]
Elon Musk says College is overrated
Another prominent college skeptic. Seems the college skeptic list gets longer with individuals such as Elon Musk focusing on skills and abilities over knowledge gained through the insulated college experience. Our k-12 systems is not teaching skills for young people to explore … [Read more...]